Wednesday, 14 July 2010

More good news on civil liberties.

It's great news that the government is to abandon it's £60 million Prevent anti terrorist programme due to concerns that citizens were encouraged to spy on each other and report suspicions to the authorities;...a bit like the Stasi informant network in East Germany pre 1989.

Wrecsam Council had several presentations on the Prevent Programme by Council officers, Security Services and Police Special Branch but we were never convinced and I don't recall it being endorsed with any degree of enthusiasm. One less strategy and action plan for Community Safety to write and allowed to gather dust.

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